A blog about my postcard collections, featuring lighthouses, windmills, flags and more.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Flag of Switzerland

Elisabeth from Switzerland sent me this nice card of her country's flag in exchange for an England flag card.

Wikipedia says:
"Use of the white cross as a military ensign (attached to the cantonal flags in the form of strips of linen) has been used in the Old Swiss Confederacy since the 14th century, but the modern design of a white cross suspended in a square red field was introduced only during the Napoleonic period, first used in 1800 during the Hundred Days by general Niklaus Franz von Bachmann, and was introduced as official national flag in 1889."

Thank you for the card, Elisabeth! :)

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